04-16-2013, 02:12 AM
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I wouldnt put them on a horse I actualy planned on riding, they act like flip flops and get rocks wedged up under them and in between the bars and sides of the shoe. Stone bruise , absess and side blow outs waiting to happen. Had them on my horse for a day and pulled them. I think a couple farriers got stuck with a truck load of them, as they are about the only ones advocating them. Anyone I know that doesnt have a financial interest in these things hates them and had same experience I did.
Your horse's forging issue can be corrected with proper trimming and shoeing, I went through his for awhile myself with my walker, but pretty much have her straight now. You may need a different farrier if yours isnt willing to work with you. The answer is correct shoeing and trimming, Not gadget doodads.